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How To Treat Asthenia?


Asthenia is a medical term for the loss of strength, weakness or lack of energy.

WHO studies shows that 60 to 85 % of people do not get the necessary amount of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. [1]

- Requires X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and Ultrasound for diagnosis
- Can be acute or chronic
- Can happen to both men and women

Asthenia is the feeling of extreme weakness in some parts of the body like arms or legs or the entire body. Causes include anemia, depression, chemotherapy, flu, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, stroke, sleep deprivation, and infection. People may also experience tremors which are uncontrollable movements or twitches in the area of weakness.

Ages affected: Most common in elderly people.


Isolated Weakness: When one part of the body experiences delayed or slow movement, uncontrollable shaking or tremors, muscle cramps, and muscle twitching
Full-Body Weakness: It leads to fatigue and weakness. People may also experience flu-like symptoms or fever
Other Symptoms: Dizziness, confusion, lightheadedness, changes in vision, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and speaking might be experienced


Hydrated: You might be asked to keep yourself hydrated and an intaking lot of fluids. Dehydration can lead to asthenia.
Medications: Your doctor may prescribe you with antibiotics, antidepressants, vitamin and iron supplements to get rid of the infection and help with fatigue.
Specialists: You can receive a better understanding of asthenia by connecting with specialists at mfine.

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